Isle of Wight News

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Council leader says Conservative accusations are ‘quite frankly ridiculous’

Stones and cliff

A pattern seems to be emerging whereby Conservative councillors make accusations about the Island Independents (they're the group in charge of the council) which are quickly shown to be inaccurate. Cllr bacon says it is not possible to work with those who would rather just throw stones.

Friday, 30th September, 2016 4:50pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

£1.25m luxury watch scam run from the Isle of Wight


Who would have thought it? The little old Isle of Wight was the base for a tax fraud scheme involving luxury-priced watches. You might have seen the shop on Cowes High Street.

Friday, 30th September, 2016 3:29pm

By Lisa Billard with 2 readers' comments

New head honcho at bus company


As Matt Kitchin waves goodbye and heads to Manchester, Richard Tyldsley heads to the Isle of Wight to take over the General Manager role at Southern Vectis and Bluestar.

Friday, 30th September, 2016 3:13pm

By Paula Good

Police hunt teens after lunchtime assault

British Transport police

Police are looking for a group of boys in their late teens in relation to an incident which also saw a man arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon in connection with this investigation

Friday, 30th September, 2016 2:58pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Join the RNLI Fish Supper campaign and host a fishy dinner party


In 2015 RNLI volunteer crew members missed nearly 7,000 meals in order to rescue people in need of assistance, so the RNLI are asking people to hold a special fish supper to raise funds for its work.

Friday, 30th September, 2016 11:15am

By Tim Ash

Unexploded bomb to be detonated this morning


The unexploded bomb was discovered on the seabed by a dredger carrying our works prior to the arrival of the HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier next year. It will be detonated this morning.

Friday, 30th September, 2016 7:38am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Overnight road closures at Coppins Bridge now lifted

coppins bridge

Night-time road closures at Coppins Bridge have been lifted following the completion of a major resurfacing scheme. Other work will be completed during lane closures.

Thursday, 29th September, 2016 1:55pm

By Gavin Foster

Man arrested after school’s computer network hacked

Typing on a keyboard:

AET say evidence suggests this was an isolated cyber attack intended to disrupt the school and whilst it is being sorted students may have to do some old-fashioned textbook learning instead of via the computer network.

Thursday, 29th September, 2016 1:49pm

By Sally Perry

The Big Sleep Out challenge returns to raise money and awareness for homeless

Big Sleep Out

Take part in the Big Sleep Out on 14th October and raise money for Aspire Ryde and The Isle of Wight Bus Shelter.

Thursday, 29th September, 2016 12:21pm

By Heath Monaghan with 2 readers' comments

Prestigious award for Isle of Wight artist


Isle of Wight-based artists, Charles Inge, has been presented with the Winsor & Newton Oil Prize for his painting inspired by a Ventnor beach hut.

Thursday, 29th September, 2016 11:24am

By Sally Perry

Shortage of GPs means radical changes at Beacon Centre

Hospital corridor

The Beacon Centre becomes 'urgent care' only, referred to only by a health professional (either through 111 service or doctor, dentist, optician, or pharmacist).

Thursday, 29th September, 2016 8:16am

By Andy Hollebon with 22 readers' comments

Young poultry keeper elected to national position


Jed Dwight, who became the youngest fully qualified national poultry judge in December, was elected as a Member of the Poultry Club of Great Britain's Council, following a national vote this month.

Thursday, 29th September, 2016 8:04am

By Jed Dwight